Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sarana TV vanishes & PEO on Mobitel

Over the last two or so days, Sarana TV has vanished from the PEO TV platform on what is called a temporary basis. Only time will tell if this correct however taking into account PEO TV's obsession with local channels, this will indeed be temporary.

On other news that may please subscribers, the PEO TV service will be made available via Mobitel. Probably similar to how Dialog TV makes certain selected channels available via the Dialog TV2GO app on mobile phones. However the channel allocation & if any specialized services will be made available isn't clear.

However the entry of PEO TV to Mobitel is actually a move in the positive direction for PEO TV. However PEO TV should urgently take steps to add as many International channels as possible to prepare for the stiff competition that will face the local pay tv industry.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Looking back at Peo TV's 2015 & forward to 2016

It's been sometime since we wrote a post about Peo TV. 2015 saw Peo TV take a few steps in the positive direction with the launch of HD services to a limited area & addition of few channels such as Da Vinci, Colors & Disney to name a few. However it's a far cry from what the subscribers really want & that is some quality English entertainment channels. While competition these days seem to be effortlessly adding new channels, Peo TV have been struggling. This has been due to little or no plan & the priority been given towards the addition of local & virtual channels. Peo TV managed to convert to the new system & add SVOD services, etc to it during 2015.

In 2016 it's time for Peo TV to get some quality channels under the belt such as AXN, Warner TV, Sony Asia & the likes. If Peo TV could acquire Fox Movies Premium it will give an advantage over the competition. Also if Peo TV could come into some agreement with Netflix & allow access to Netflix programming without addition data usage over Peo TV it would be also an advantage.

We hope subscribers dreams come true in 2016, hopefully at the end of 2016 it's not one long nightmare.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Peo TV adds new SVOD files to new system

According to reports SLT have added to SVOD test files to the new Peo TV system. As per information reaching us, yesterday one of the files was names "Fox On Demand" but was removed sometime later.

This indicates that the VOD channels available on the old SLT system will be moved to the new system, namely "HBO on Demand" & "CinemaWorld  on Demand". The sudden appearance of "Fox on Demand" yesterday maybe an indication that SLT is planning more on demand channels on the new system.

There are reports that SLT is planning to reorganize it's channel lineup & remove some existing channels along with reports of improvements to the TSTV feature.

We do hope that SLT will be more proactive & take steps to add channels such as AXN, SyFy, Warner TV, etc in the near future.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DW-TV launched

Peo TV have taken steps to add DW-TV to it's line up of channels from last night. The channel slot which was enabled a couple of days ago was activated last evening. This channel carries German &N English programming during the day.

Peo TV we believe should take steps to add channels such as Syfy, AXN, Diva, etc to catch up with other operators.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Da Vinci Channel added

Peo TV have added Da Vinci Channel with effect from today. The channel will be available on free preview until end September after which it will be available as a-la-carte or added to a pre-existing package.

This channel is one of the best educational channels in the region at present & target young kids during the day time & older ones such as teens, etc later on in the day. The channel sources it's content from BBC & Discovery.

Hopefully this channel will not fall victim to the radical Indianisation of channels in the region.

Friday, June 19, 2015

4 New HD channels on Peo TV lineup

Four new HD channels have been added to the Peo TV lineup. They are

  • HBO HD
  • HBO Signature HD
  • HBO Family HD 
  • KBS World HD
This brings the total number of HD channels on the Peo TV platform to 8 in total. Sadly these HD service cannot be accessed by those outside the colombo who are unable to FTTH services. It's quite clear that Peo TV will not make these channels available on ADSL/ADSL+ networks due to capacity issues.
Peo TV is well on it's way to have the highest number of HD channels for locally operated pay television networks.

The HD movie channels will most definitely give Peo TV a boost where services are available. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015


It's been a few days now Peo TV HD channels are showing up for subscribers who are using FTTH services. Previous the HD channels were available under the old system but now after some updates the channels are showing up for the Net Gem set top users.

Sadly the channels won't be available island wide any time soon. Presently FTTH services are mainly concentrated in Colombo & in certain suburbs.

The channels available on HD are 
1) Animal Planet HD World
2) TLC HD World
3) Fashion TV HD
4) Luxe TV HD

In addition to these a test channel is also rumored to be on air. Additionally the Self Care option is now available for the new set top box, VOD & SVOD facilities are expected to be added soon.

There has been some backlash from subscribers over Cinema World, it has not been a worthy replacement for Star Movies which pulled out from this region earlier in the year. The best replacement would be Fox Movies Premium & we are not sure whether there is any effort being made by Peo TV to secure this channel.

Due to bandwidth issues SLT will not be allowing ADSL subscribers access to HD channels. Disney Junior has been officially added to the Peo TV line up & is no longer on test.